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 ShamiKoto by Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen
Product ShamiKoto
Developer Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags KotoGlissandoShamisenStringed InstrumentsTraditional Instruments
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System Requirements
- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
- DAW host application with VST2 support (32 or 64-bit)
- MIDI Keyboard controller.
- An ASIO compatible sound card is recommended for low latency real-time play.
- Released
System Requirements
- macOS v10.13 'High Sierra' and all previous OS X.
- DAW host application with AU or VST Support: These plug-ins can be used to process audio by applications such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital Performer among others.
- MIDI Keyboard controller.
- An ASIO compatible sound card is recommended for low latency real-time play.
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ShamiKoto is a virtual Koto and Shamisen sample-based software, designed to emulate those traditional Japanese stringed instruments.


  • Mode Selector to change between Koto (13-stringed), glissandos and Shamisen (three-stringed lute) sounds.
  • Six pre-recorded Koto glissandos (Ascending and descending; straight and two wavy).
  • Tremolo Section: Contains a LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) with modulation depth, frequency and offset.
  • ADSR envelope generator.
  • Multi-mode filter.
  • Glide (Portamento) control.
  • MIDI automation.

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